Opinion

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Is democracy inherent in socialism?

That's how it should be, but, as history teaches, socialism is democratic only if we make it so.

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Timely reading: “Engels, A Revolutionary Life”

The book has romance, adventure and a touch of intrigue.

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Salt, health, and socialism

An Australian research team found that when the state imposes mandatory limits to the amount of salt private industry adds to processed foods, people are healthier.

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Status quo is unsustainable, and dangerous

We need a new vision to block the reactionary juggernaut led and funded by leading sections of finance capital, energy, defense and agribusiness.

Looking at Cuba in a regional context

The corporate media and especially the right in the U.S. are trying  to "prove" that socialism has only brought poverty to Cuba, but a look at the region shows this is not remotely true.

The class struggle - back by popular demand

This is a time of emerging and growing working class consciousness.Let's take a look at the specifics.

Some thoughts on the class struggle

The conflict between working people and corporate power permeates all aspects of society - but why can't the two sides just call a truce and live in peace?

Is socialism possible?

Given the unprecedented economic, political and military power of the U.S. ruling class, it may seem like a pipedream to believe that working people can ever take over.

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World labor today

Last month's congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), in Vancouver, Canada was an eye-opener. Labor in every country to shift gears and rethink how to fight. But this congress gave a clear picture of how the crisis is bringing to life "workers of the world unite" in real time.

No other way to get there

There's no direct path to socialism - at every new stage of struggle, everybody has his or her opinion about what is to be done, and, not surprisingly, I do too.

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